These tires are a steal at Tire Rack's close out prices, which are the same as when I bought my set two months ago. I am surprised there are any left in stock. I replaced Michelin Pilots with these tires based on price/value/performance and excellent ratings on Tire Rack. I have not been disappointed. My 2007 Audi A8L is a fast big car and I feel absolutely glued to road. Ride comfort is outstanding, and get this....these tires are substantially quieter than the Michelins. I don't know about tread wear, but I do know that I am totally impressed with these tires, and I am picky and hard to please when it comes to rubber on my ride.